All homes collect dust. From the cleanest bathroom, to the messiest kitchen, dust is simply a natural part of life. It contains bacteria, fungi, dead skin from humans and animals, as well as airborne microbes. But, for some people, dust is more than just a minor annoyance and an additional chore. It can actually cause a range of serious health issues. So, what are the dangers of dust in the home? Well, here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. We provide a variety of high quality cleaning services for companies and businesses, as well as property owners, across Preston and the surrounding areas. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the dangers of dust.
What are the dangers of dust in the home?
As a society, we now spend an increasing amount of time inside. In fact, this can be up to 87% of our lives inside one building or another, or inside a form of transport. This indoor living could be having a detrimental impact on our health though. Pollutant levels are actual twice as concentrated in an indoor setting, than those same levels found outside. Unless you live in a major city like London. As a result, you will be breathing in more contaminants inside, from airborne dust particles, than you would be outside.
Dust can cause a range of issues, including:
- obesity- certain materials in house dust can turn on a protein called PPAR-gamma, and this triggers fat cells to grow
- decreased fertility- particles of dust can influence your thyroid hormones, which can also lead to hyperthyroidism
- asthma- there has long been an established link between household dust mites and childhood asthma.
Professional, high quality cleaning can help to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants in your dust, and keep your dust levels to a minimum. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Cleaning North West.